Ivoryton Inn


Essex, CT   Offered for sale at $1,190,000
 

An incredible opportunity for the boutique hotelier or investor, The Ivoryton Inn is a longstanding historic property in the delightful Essex, Connecticut village of Ivoryton. This property is your chance to own a piece of history with a limitless revenue forecast. With 29 guest rooms, wonderful architectural detail like wide-plank wood floors, wainscotting, fireplaces, crown moulding and the period charm of the building’s era with modern hospitality updates throughout, this space offers endless profitability to an owner with vision. The property boasts two bars, with respective capacities of 50 and 100 people and two fully functioning kitchens and restaurants not currently being utilized. With the rich agricultural and maritime community of the surrounding Connecticut River valley, and high per capita income of the locale, these spaces would make ideal farm-to-table dining experiences. Connecticut's booming food culture and craft brewery scene offers opportunities to create a truly world class destination setting at the Ivoryton. The Ivoryton Inn is also a perfect wedding venue, with enormous charm, lovely garden and both indoor and outdoor gathering areas on nearly 1.5 acres with mature landscaping. THE HISTORY Dubbed 'The Perfect Small American Town' in the '1,000 Places To See Before You Die' travel guide and among 'The 100 Best Small Towns in America', Essex offers an ideal blend of history, art, shops, restaurants and so much more to explore
The Ivoryton Inn has been creating a home away from home for travelers since 1841. The Ivoryton Playhouse is the oldest, continuously running, self-supporting summer theater in the nation. Built in 1911 as a recreation hall for the local piano factory workers, the Playhouse hosted silent movies, town meetings, and vaudeville shows. In 1930 the theater became summer home to many of the great names of the American stage including Katharine Hepburn and Marlon Brando. The rich history of this space, the natural beauty of the locale and the incredibly supportive tourism and small business community of Essex make this property an incredible value. THE AREA: Location is key. This four-season destination area is a draw for US and international travel. Being less than 3 hours from New York City and Boston the Connecticut River and shoreline is a prime tourism location. Kayak the Thimble Islands, paddleboard, take a fun cruise on the historic Essex River Boat, or head to Rocky Neck or Hammonasset State shorelines. Explore the nearby Gillette Castle, Florence Griswold Art Museum, Goodspeed Opera House, and Turtle Creek Nature Preserve. Just a short drive to Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun Casinos, ski areas, and outlet shopping, this truly is a vacation destination with something for everyone. An abundance of fine dining experiences, shopping galore and 365 days’ worth of outdoor activities. An adjacent historic property, The Blake House, is available at 109 Main with additional income producing opportunities. Don't miss this fantastic, one-of-a-kind property; schedule your showing today! Please see attached MLS number which could be purchased in a package deal with this property



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